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PERM & Prevailing Wage Processing Updates Issued by DOL

Last Updated on August 16, 2023

NOTE:  This  article has been updated to provide the latest information on PERM and PWD processing times available from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).   

Key Points  for PERM and PWD Processing Times

  • The DOL has updated prevailing wage determination (PWD) and permanent labor certification (PERM) processing times.            
  • Average PERM processing times were longer than June 2023 based on DOL data        
  • Average PERM PWD processing times were longer than June 2023 based on DOL data

What are the Changes for PERM Processing Times?    

As of July 31, 2023, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in or before September 2022. The agency was conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in or before June 2022 and reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in or before September 2022.      

Average PERM processing times were 311 days for adjudication, which is 26 days longer than June 2023. The average PERM processing time for audit review was 498 days, which is 62 days longer than in June 2023.

What are the Changes for PWD Processing Times?

As of July 31, 2023, the DOL was processing PERM PWD requests filed in January 2023 for determinations based on DOL wage data and September 2022 for determinations based on other submitted wage sources.  The DOL was processing PERM PWD redetermination requests for cases filed in February 2023 and earlier 

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Looking Ahead

This  article is updated monthly to reflect updates to PERM and PWD processing times.  Please visit the DOL’s  website  for additional information.      

Envoy is pleased to provide you with this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Meghan O’Keefe and Sofia Pate, who are Attorneys at Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C., a U.S. law firm who provides services through the Envoy Platform (the “U.S. Law Firm”).  

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. Envoy is not a law firm, and does not provide legal advice. If you would like guidance on how this information may impact your particular situation and you are a client of the U.S. Law Firm, consult your attorney. If you are not a client of the U.S. Law Firm working with Envoy, consult another qualified professional. This website does not create an attorney-client relationship with the U.S. Law Firm.  


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